Grammar Patterns

Combining forms

Phrases

There are a number of phrases in which two words combine to form an adjective.
Cynthia screamed as if boiling hot water was being thrown over her.
  • bitter cold
  • boiling hot
  • freezing cold
  • great big
  • ice-cold
  • icy cold
  • red-hot
  • scalding hot
  • scorching hot
  • sweltering hot
  • white-hot
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